Bear Creek Trail

MODERATE 63 reviews
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Bear Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles 1167 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

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4 months ago

Great trail right out of town! Easy to get to and navigate. I would rate it easy to moderate at the end to get to the falls! Awesome views of telluride and the falls are breath taking! Def worth the time. About an 1.5 round trip hike. Gets crowded after 10 so go early if you can!

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Fantastic hike. Did it with a bunch of kids who loved it. The falls are definitely worth it, especially for a great hike straight out of town.

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4 months ago

This trail is pretty easy, you don't have to work hard to get some amazing views. I chose this trail because I was pressed for time, but even so it did not disappoint. I typically prefer to be challenged, but enjoyed this trail so much it didn't even matter.

4 months ago

Pretty easy hike- great for dogs/ off-leash!

4 months ago

Easy trail. We live in Breck so didn't think this was challenging. Breathtaking views along the way and the waterfall at the top is well worth the 2 hours!

Broke a little sweat with the climb, but not something to do if tire trying to get some cardio in. Trail steadily rises about 1500 ft or so for an hour. Mostly large road (but no vehicles allows), but it shrinks in size towards the top. Took a little over an hour to get up and 45 to get down.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

nice ez access in town, pleasant, cool cairn altar onway up, falls are nice. about 2.5 hrs taking it ez

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4 months ago

Nice hike. Rewarding views !

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4 months ago

Nice trail. Not too difficult but not easy either.

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5 months ago

Awesome! Nice and steady and worth the climb! Bring your camera- waterfall will blow you away.

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